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Little Monsters

Little Monsters

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What he hadn’t expected was that the doctor who’d been treating him for the last three decades had retired. Each of the characters views the world through their own lens, and the novel as a whole is about investigating that lens. The pond and the woods blurred, and he turned his concentration inward, hovering over the dazzling presence of his idea, which was still just out of reach.

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His glory days were in the late 1970s when, as a young scientist, he was part of a team that disproved once and for all the notion that life could be sustained only by a photosynthesis-based food chain. It is summer 2016, and as Adam’s birthday celebration approaches, the family drama unfolds on the cusp of radical change.

I get that Abby acknowledges that she changed her mind once she got pregnant, but it always gives me a sour taste in my mouth when I read that particular plotline because it comes up so often (and I personally just ran into it in back-to-back books) and the alternatives—person who doesn’t want children doesn’t have them and is happy; person who wants children doesn’t/can’t have them and realizes they’re happy without—are not nearly so prevalent.

There was one very damning piece of evidence that I’d hate the book, though: Miranda Cowley Heller endorsed it.

This is described as being drawn from the biblical tale of "Cain and Abel" and perhaps there are hints of it here and there, but this story definitely stands on its own.Inspired by the archetypal story of Cain and Abel, Little Monsters is a kaleidoscopic, propulsive, and sophisticated drama exquisite with the tension of characters careening in and out of one another’s orbits, alternately sharing and withholding secrets from one another and themselves—and with Cape Cod’s magnificence and hidden corners elevating every page. His house, located deep in the Wellfleet Woods, was littered with scraps of paper covered with his fastidious penmanship. She founded the literary magazine Zoetrope: All-Story with Francis Ford Coppola, and currently serves as executive director of Aspen Words, a literary nonprofit and program of the Aspen Institute.

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